COVID-19, Bushfire, Drought and Floods

Our thoughts are with our stakeholders who are still being impacted by the bushfires, drought and floods in Australia and now COVID-19. Information about available assistance can be found at the FarmHub website. Skills Impact operations and activities continue during these challenging times, with necessary adjustments to our consultation activities. Stakeholder availability is limited and we are following all government mandates and recommendations in relation to COVID-19, with all staff working from home on an ongoing basis. Our interactions are now only by email, phone, video conferencing and the feedback hub. Please continue to feel free to contact us by these methods. Your feedback and input to improve national qualifications and skills standards is most welcome. Read more.

SSO Contract Extension

We are pleased to announce that Skills Impact’s contract as a Skills Service Organisation has been extended until December 2020. The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, made the announcement, saying “together SSOs and IRCs are the channel through which the government receives advice on the skills industry need”. This extension is important as it allows us to continue focusing and building on industry’s skills and knowledge requirements through the development of modern and relevant … Read More

New Projects

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a number of new projects for 2018/19. The Industry Reference Committees (IRC) for each sector will oversee project development for their industries, as part of their responsibility to support engagement with industry and to ensure the projects meet stakeholder needs. Skills Impact will develop the new training package components while supporting the IRC’s oversight role.   Food and beverage industry Artisanal Food and Beverage Project In recent years, the increase in popularity … Read More

Business Services Training Package Review

PwC’s Skills for Australia, the SSO responsible for business services, has released a communique prepared on behalf of the Business Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC). It outlines the upcoming review of the BSB Business Services Training Package, which will include over 500 units of competency. BSB units are included in many qualifications, across various industries. Changes to the BSB units may impact your industry’s training package (i.e. qualifications, skill sets and units). The BSB units that are being reviewed are in the … Read More

New Feedback Hub

Skills Impact has launched a new feedback hub to make it easier for you to provide feedback on project documents. Any comments you make will remain anonymous. Only Skills Impact internal staff can identify users, to ensure the authenticity of comments and to follow-up where required. To provide feedback using the new feedback hub, please follow these steps: Visit a project webpage, where draft documents are currently available for review: Aquaculture, Fishing Operations & Biosecurity Project Seafood Post Harvest Project … Read More

Forestry & Timber Projects: Feedback sought on draft units of competency

You are invited to review new and existing draft units of competency for the forestry and timber industry. Your input is important for the future of training, industry skills, safety and productivity. It is important that these documents reflect real work experience. Four new units have been developed as part of both projects, in the area of design, manufacture and installation of timber building systems. They are available for download and feedback on both project web pages (linked below). We are … Read More

New Artisanal Food and Beverage Project

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved a new project for the food and beverage industry. In recent years, the increase in popularity of regional, local and niche produce such as cheese, fermented foods, beer, cider and distilled spirits has exposed skills gaps in national vocational qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. This new Artisanal Food and Beverage Project will look at the skills and knowledge requirements in these unique sectors to identify and fill gaps in current qualifications, skill sets and units from the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. … Read More

Skills Impact Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation and acknowledges the financial support received by the Commonwealth to operate as a Skills Service Organisation. Skills Impact does not represent industry, the Department or the Commonwealth.

Skills Impact acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have been living in and caring for Australia for tens of thousands of years, and this is respected in line with Skills Impact values. We recognise the challenges involved for people who are not related to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to understand the importance of their connection to Country. Skills Impact seeks and relies on guidance from Indigenous people in our work.